First World War Poetry Digital Archive

Le Christianisme

LE CHRISTIANISME by WILFRED OWEN

So the church Christ was hit and buried Under its rubbish and its rubble. In cellars, packed-up saints lie serried, Well out of hearing of our trouble.

One Virgin still immaculate Smiles on for war to flatter her. She's halo'd with an old tin hat, But a piece of hell will batter her.

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